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Global Temperatures Could Rise More Than Expected, New Study Shows

December 20, 2009

earth and environment graphic The kinds of increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) taking place today could have a significantly larger effect on global temperatures than previously thought, according to a new study led by Yale University geologists. The team demonstrated that only a relatively small rise in atmospheric CO2 was associated with a period of substantial warming in the mid- and early-Pliocene era, between 3 to 5 million years ago. Full Story

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